The body found Friday in Burnett Park has been identified by police as that of a missing Wichita Falls woman. Danielle Hill Alvarado had been missing since January 24, 2010. A missing persons case was filed February 2, 2010.
During a press conference Monday afternoon Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego said the missing person investigation has been closed and a murder investigation is now open.
Officials began searching Burnett Park Thursday because of credible information they received; however, they remain very tight-lipped about the investigation.
"I don't know if we determined exactly how long its been buried but I don't know if
there's any indication to believe it hasn't been there for a while," said Chief Borrego.
Danielle's family had suspected her husband, Jonathan Alvarado may have been involved in her disappearance. Just months prior he was arrested for aggravated assault and family violence. He was later found dead inside his home in September 2011.
When asked at the press conference if her husband may have been involved Chief Borrego said they are not dismissing anything.
"We have not made any determinations on any aspects of this case other than we are beginning a murder investigation."
It is unknown if Danielle was killed at Burnett Park or another location.
No cause of death has been released.